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Types of Treatment

Active Breathing Coordinator
Active Breathing Coordinator

Active Breathing Coordinator is a non-invasive device that under the patient's control pauses breathing during radiation treatment to halt internal motion – therefore allowing greater conformity of the radiation beam to the tumor.

Diseases Treated
  • All Sites (Chest & Abdomen)
Brachytherapy (Low Dose & High Dose)
Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy involving the placement of radiation sources near the tumor or within a body cavity.

Diseases Treated
  • Breast Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gynecological Cancer
  • Liver
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sarcomas
Calypso 4D - Prostate Cancer Treatment
Calypso 4D Localization
Available First in Ohio at Taussig

The Calypso™ 4D Localization System for treating prostate cancer is a unique radiation targeting technology that works like a GPS system.

Diseases Treated
  • Prostate Cancer
Clarity Breast System
Clarity Breast System
Available Only at Taussig

Patients undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer benefit from more accurate targeting of the treatment area without added risk with the Clarity Breast System.

Diseases Treated
  • Breast Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
Hyperthermia Therapy
Hyperthermia
Available Only at Taussig

Hyperthermia is a non-invasive method of increasing tumor temperature to stimulate blood flow, increase oxygenation and render tumor cells more sensitive to radiation.

Diseases Treated
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gynecological Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Superficial Lesions
Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
IGRT

Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) involves the use of imaging technology such as X-ray, ultrasound, or optical imaging to direct the delivery of radiation during radiation therapy treatment.

Diseases Treated
  • All Sites
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
IMRT

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is the practice of delivering multiple beams of radiation to separate tumor sites in order to more effectively treat large tumor areas.

Diseases Treated
  • All Sites
Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
Intraoperative Radiation Therapy

The Intrabeam Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) device delivers low energy, high dose radiation directly to the tumor bed in the operating room.

Diseases Treated
  • All Sites
Mobetron Intraoperative Electron Radiotherapy
Intraoperative Radiation Therapy

Advancements in technology for radiation therapy have seen the size of equipment shrink significantly, while the effectiveness of these treatments continues to increase. The IntraOp Mobetron is no exception to this fact. Heralded as the world's first mobile, self-shielded electron linear accelerator that delivers Intraoperative Electron Radiotherapy (IOERT), the Mobetron IOERT solution is one of the most effective and efficient ways to deliver radiation therapy.

Diseases Treated
  • Breast Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sarcomas
Novalis & Novalis TX Radiosurgery
Novalis Radiosurgery

Cleveland Clinic uses Novalis and Novalis Tx radiosurgery systems with state-of-the-art technology that integrates treatment planning in one system. Novalis radiosurgery accurately shapes the radiation beam to the area to be treated and uses imaging guidance and other methods to target the tissue or tumor to be treated while avoiding surrounding healthy tissues.

Diseases Treated
  • Brain Tumors
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Spinal Tumors
Prone Breast Irradiation
Prone Breast Irradiation

Positioning women with early stage and ductal breast cancer in prone (face down) position while undergoing radiation treatments substantially limits the radiation dose that reaches the heart, lung, and skin.

Diseases Treated
  • Breast Cancer
Radioactive Plaque Therapy
Radioactive Plaque Therapy for Eye Tumors

A radioactive plaque is a sealed device that delivers a high dose of radiation to a tumor. The plaque is positioned on the surface of the eyeball directly over the tumor inside the eye.

Diseases Treated
  • Eye Tumors
Radiolabeled Antibody Therapy
Radiolabeled  Antibody

Radiolabeled Antibody Therapy is the use of "targeted radiotherapy" that can be injected into the circulation and allowed to localize simultaneously in many different sites of disease involvement.

Diseases Treated
  • Lymphoma
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Gamma Knife)
Gamma Knife
Available First in Ohio at Taussig

After 20 years of experience and expertise, Cleveland Clinic continues to offer patients the most technologically advanced stereotactic radiosurgery available.

  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Functional disorders (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
  • Malignant Brain Tumors
Therasphere
Therasphere

TheraSphere is a type of brachytherapy used for inoperable hepatocellular or liver carcinoma. TheraSphere consists of millions of radioactive microscopic glass spheres, which are infused into the arteries that feed liver tumors.

Diseases Treated
  • Liver Cancer
Total Body Irradiation
Total Body Irradiation

Total Body Irradiation is often given in the context of a bone marrow transplant, and in the past it has generally involved very high doses of radiation given over a period of days just prior to the infusion of the transplanted bone marrow or blood stem cells.

Diseases Treated
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Pediatric Tumors

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